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The Way of the Ninja: Secret Techniques

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ISBN13: 9784770028051
ISBN10: 4770028059
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A Ninja was someone whose very existence expressed the spirit of Budo. He would protect himself with techniques not of assassination but rather of sensation and an acute awareness of his natural surroundings. He would avoid unnecessary conflict, and even if armed with a blade, would find a way to win without staining it. These are the true techniques of Ninjutsu, and the art in which Ninja persistently trained.

Ninja exercised endurance throughout their secretive lives in order to protect their families, their clans, and their country. Their harsh training endowed them with a tough but pliant spirit, and martial skills suitable for coping with any situation, together with a sense of awareness that had universal application.

Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, Ph. D, is the most famous Ninja grandmaster in the world today. In this book, he explains the essence, truth, and wisdom of Ninjutsu, an art of a thousand forms and innumerable variations. Through perceptive observations and many detailed pictures, the author reveals the hidden reality behind this mysterious and fascinating martial art. The Way of the Ninja will help widen readers' perceptions and deepen their understanding of two essential principles. One is that Ninjutsu is the very backbone of the martial arts; the other, that Ninjutsu reveals their true spiritual significance.

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Discussing the philosophy of Ninjutsu, including apparel, weaponry, and training techniques, this is the definitive book on the subject from the most famous Ninja grandmaster in the world. 450 photos.

About the Author

Dr. MASAAKI HATSUMI was born in 1931. After progressing through various martial arts, he found his life's mentor, Takamatsu Toshitsugu, and studied under him for the next fifteen years, becoming 34th Grandmaster of Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu and eight other arts, which he unified into the Bujinkan system. While traveling the world, teaching thousands of individual students as well as law enforcement agencies, he received numerous accolades from politicians and spiritual leaders of many nationalities. He has also worked as a professional osteopath, acted in a popular television series, and as the author of many books on Ninjutsu, was for many years Chairman of the International Department of the Japan Literary Artists' Club.

BEN JONES: After winning a scholarship to Oxford University to study Japanese, he moved to Japan and trained in the Bujinkan, interpreting for Dr. Hatsumi at seminars around the world. Former head of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting's Japanese Network, he now runs a successful translation and typesetting business from his home in Kent, UK.

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pranavk, May 11, 2008 (view all comments by pranavk)
really good book . it has many hidden teachings and also helps us to learn about what ninjas were really about.it helps us to become a ninja
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ninjaman, August 22, 2006 (view all comments by ninjaman)
this book told me all i wanted to know about ninjas ninjas rule!!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9784770028051
Translator:
Jones, Ben
Publisher:
Kodansha
Translator:
Jones, Ben
Author:
null, Ben
Author:
Hatsumi, Masaaki
Author:
Jones, Ben
Author:
null, Masaaki
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Travel/Sports
Subject:
Recreation | Sports | Martial Arts
Subject:
Travel, Sports, and Recreation | Sports | Martial Arts
Subject:
Travel, Sports, & Recreation | Sports | Martial Arts
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Subject:
Travel, Sports, & Recreation
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
450 bandw photos, 20 illus.
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.48x7.70x.81 in. 1.81 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Discussing the philosophy of Ninjutsu, including apparel, weaponry, and training techniques, this is the definitive book on the subject from the most famous Ninja grandmaster in the world. 450 photos.

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